- Cloud computing
- Open source software
- Service oriented architecture (SOA)
- Geospatial technology
According to INPUT US government spending on technology from 2009 to 2014 is expected to grow at about 3.5 % per year from 2009 to 2014, but spending on these five technologies is expected to grow much faster.
- Cloud computing - $370 million to $1.2 billion - 27 % CAGR
- Virtualization - $800 million to $1.4 billion - 12 % CAGR
- Open source software - $290 million to $430 million - 8 % CAGR
- SOA - $330 million to $660 million - 17 % CAGR
- Geospatial technology - $860 million to $1.4 billion - 8 % CAGR
Major drivers for adoption of these technologies by the US government include reducing costs, energy efficiency, more control over software code, and government transparency and accountability.